Dubai’s Quran Park is to open soon and entry will be totally free.
The new green space will educate visitors about the Holy Quran in a 64-hectacre stretch of land in Al Khawaneej (near Mirdif and Mushrif Park). Dubai Municipality tweeted to say the park is soon to open and will be free of charge to all visitors.
Plans for the Islamic-inspired green space were made clear in 2016 and attractions included the intriguingly-named Cave of Miracles, where interactive technology shows miracles described in the Holy Book, while plants listed in the Holy Quran grow in the Glass House and across 12 gardens. We also heard about shaded seats and solar trees with wifi and phone-charging points.
Speaking at the tine, Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said: “Setting up of this park is a great achievement for the city of Dubai in the field of landscaping and will be one of the most prominent, unique and distinctive landmark hosted by Dubai emirate.”
He added: “The mission of the Quran Park is to contribute in enhancing the cultural and educational role of Islamic heritage through localisation of the plants mentioned in the Holy Quran and Sunnah and the embodiment of Islamic heritage.”
Sounds like an edutainment of a day for all the family, especially if you add a visit to nearby ‘suburban hideaway’ Last Exit D89, with its food trucks, rustic courtyard, walking trails, lake and a picnic area.